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Hi I'm Jenny

I'm an avid reader, a budding baker, and a recent college graduate. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am obedient to the core, inquisitive by nature, and hopeful by choice. My passions in life can be summed up in three categories: family, education, and religion. I have a Bachelors degree in Family Studies with a minor in Sociocultural Anthropology. I cried the day that I graduated and promised myself that I would rejoin the world of academia again someday. But first I wanted to show my commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A full-time mission in Oklahoma is my next grand adventure. I dream of getting married and having a family of my own someday. Meanwhile, I practice patience and find joy in the journey. I've been a nanny. I've been a youth counselor. I've traveled to the Middle East. I'm an adoring aunt and a devoted friend. I know that whatever I do and wherever I go, I'll do things in God's way. And He ALWAYS blesses me with more than I expect!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are Mormon. My grandparents and great-grandparents and even a few great-great-grandparents were Mormon. It is an inherited legacy, and I am glad for it. But inheritance does not come without effort. Ultimately I am a Mormon by choice, not by passive genetic receptance. Study and prayers and a thousand questions preceded my testimony. When I was in high school, I felt unsure of my testimony because I didn't understand the gospel in its entirety. But I my testimony came line upon line, piece by piece, as I lived the gospel according to the best of my understanding. I followed the precepts of the Church as outlined by the For the Strength of Youth manual. I loved the guidance in the manual, and I knew that my life was better because I was living chastely, honestly, and virtuously. The lifestyle that I chose as a teenager set the stage for a fortuitous young adulthood. I qualified for scholarships. I made remarkable friends. I was debt-free and happy. I came to know that living God's commandments was the happiest way to live. I moved away to attend college when I was eighteen. With no phone, no car, and no computer, I felt utterly alone in a new place. That was the year that I learned to pray with real intent. I saw specific, immediate answers to my pleas for friends, for service, for help navigating a new world. The Holy Ghost was my best tutor as a college student. Grades came easily because I studied hard and qualified myself by obedience to have the companionship of the Spirit. When social anxieties beset me, I was prompted to study the Book of Mormon more intently--this resulted in greater confidence and a calm assurance about my future. I choose to be Mormon because the fruits are good. I am happier, more confident, and more optimistic because I trust in God and choose to obey His latter-day prophet.

How I live my faith

I live my faith on the outside: I attend church each Sunday. I contribute time, talents, and money to my ward. I attend the temple regularly. I study the scriptures. I am family-centered. I live a virtuous, honest lifestyle. I look for opportunities to serve. I keep my faith on the inside: I am a prayerful woman. I am full of hope though the headlines argue for despair. I don't worry about my shortcomings because I trust that I can overcome through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. When I ask big questions, I know that my Heavenly Father will help me find true answers.